QUINCY, Mass. - Three trustees have been appointed to the governing body of the Fire Protection Research Foundation, a nonprofit group studying fire risk and fire safety affiliated with the National Fire Protection Association.
NORTHBROOK, Ill. - As part of a repositioning of the fire protection sector of the industryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s most prominent testing and certification agency, Underwriters Laboratories has restructured that part of its organization and hired a director of business development to explore the divisionÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s new opportunities.
FAIRFAX, Va. - Fire protection engineering firm Rolf Jensen & Associates has been awarded a federal supply schedule from the General Services Administration, a listing that could make the company a more attractive vendor in the federal market.
QUINCY, Mass. - Members of the National Fire Protection Association Technical Committee are looking at revisions to four of the life safety organizationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s codes at an emergency meeting in mid-March following a fatal nightclub fire in Rhode Island and a crowd crush at a club in Chicago, incidents that killed 120 people in February.
PEMBROKE, Bermuda - As a result of more accounting issues, this time in its European Fire & Security division, Tyco officials last month announced that it had fired division head Jerry Boggess and replaced him with the chief of another Tyco division.
Officials gave no specific reason for BoggessÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ departure, but the termination follows a reorganization of the European fire and security division under a single management team and the compliance of that business to certain accounting and other policies, according to the company.
DOVER, Del. - A bill that would institute tighter restrictions on false fire alarms around the state remains under review by the House Public Safety Committee, after its introduction to state legislators in February.
PORTLAND, Maine - A small electrical contractor based here is making its mark in the local fire systems installation market, signing on with national equipment manufacturers and adding some additional staff to help grow the business.
Town & Country Electric, based here, now brings in about 20 percent of its gross sales in fire installations, but would like to boost that number up to 100 percent, said Larry McMahon, president of Town & Country.
QUINCY, Mass. - The National Fire Protection Association in late February called on its code writers to convene in a meeting to discuss the life safety issues surrounding two deadly nightclub accidents that occurred less than a week apart.
LAS VEGAS - A controversial policy introduced more than a year ago to institute verified response for fire alarms here is near a formal resolution between fire officials and alarm industry representatives, according to local fire officials.
A series of meetings and communications between officials at the Las Vegas Fire & Rescue and the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association have resulted in a document that will be distributed to alarm industry officials and local alarm companies.
AUGUSTA, Maine - A bill before the Maine legislature is seeking to change the building code that fire companies and the construction industry in the state adhere to.
Under the bill, MaineÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s different municipalities, which now subscribe to codes individually chosen by the municipality, wouldÃ‚Â all meet the requirements of the Building Officials Code Administrators International, known as the BOCA code.
Tess talks to Carter Rierson, founder and president of Best Defense Security & Fire Protection, on the need for emergency communications systems in schools in light of school shootings and other emergencies. He advocates a multitiered approach and calls on fire and security manufacturers to work together to come up with ECS solutions that combine the best security and fire technologies.